Upon signing the contract with your chosen roofing contractor for your roof replacement project, expect the pros to arrive on the agreed-upon start date. Before that day comes, however, you must prepare your home to ensure a smooth, hassle-free home improvement.
4U Roofing, your local residential roofing contractor, provides you with tips on how to get your home ready for a new roof.
Securing Your Indoors
A roof replacement can be quite a mess, with dust and debris finding its way inside your home. Before the pros start their roof installation, make sure your pieces of furniture, bedding, clothing and other important valuables are covered with large drop cloths or plastic sheets. Bring down any wall hangings including artwork, mirrors and picture frames. In doing so, you minimize the risk of them falling and breaking while the pros are working on top of your home.
Protecting Your Outdoors
The pros will be entering and exiting your property during the roof replacement, so be sure that the pathways leading to the work zone are free from obstructions. Consider relocating items on your patio, including potted plants and pieces of furniture, so that they’re protected from debris. Otherwise, cover them with plastic sheets or tarps. When walking outside, make sure you wear protective footwear so you don’t get injured if you accidentally stepped on a loose nail.
Keeping Your Family and Pets Safe
Let everyone in your household know about the project. Explain to your kids the do’s and don’ts when the crew is around. To ensure their safety, inform them that the work zone is off-limits. If you have pets, secure them in a spare room for the meantime while the project is going on. Of course, you still have to attend to their needs as you normally would. If that’s not possible, you can have your other family members (and pets) stay over at a relative or close friend.
For your storm damage roof repair and replacement needs, turn to 4U Roofing. We take pride in using only the best roofing materials, including asphalt shingles manufactured by GAF. To learn more about our proven process, call (251) 235-2222 or fill out our contact form to request a free quote.